Front Office participates in Revlon Run/Walk Tomorrow;
Moms enjoy gift from Smashbox, 'Walk in the Park' at Dodger Stadium Sunday
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers will participate in a Mother’s Day Weekend celebrating moms and emphasizing the urgency to fight breast cancer.
The celebration starts tomorrow, May 10, with the participation of Dodgers front office staff in the Revlon Run/Walk for Women. "Team 111," led by the Dodgers Ambassadors, is open for registration. Each walker contributes $35 as a registration fee, receives a bib, a t-shirt, a medallion, a snack bag, and a bottle of water.
To register, fans can visit http://www.revlonrunwalk.com/la/html.main/register08.html, or register at the Revlon Run/Walk on site, which opens at 7 a.m. near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Fans should be sure to include Team 111 on all registration forms to ensure their spot on the Dodger team.
Also on Saturday, Dodger legends Kenny Landreaux and Bobby Castillo will be at Autograph Alley from 5:10 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., posing for pictures with the 1981 World Series trophy.
The celebration continues on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, as the first 25,000 Moms receive lip gloss as a gift compliments of Smashbox Cosmetics.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation will be recognized during pregame ceremonies as season ticket holder Nancy Colton and Dodger employee Desiree Sanchez, who are both fighting breast cancer, will throw out ceremonial first pitches. Colton is also being honored at the Revlon 5K Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk.
Also Sunday, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Melissa Manchester will not only sing the National Anthem, but will also sing, “Power of Ribbons,” which she wrote in honor of Colton’s battle against the disease. The song is available on Amazon.com, or by visiting http://www.melissa-manchester.com/ with all the proceeds going to breast cancer research.
During the game, select players will go to bat against breast cancer by using pink bats during the game. As part of this program, the pink bats, game-used lineup cards, and autographed ceremonial home plates will be auctioned in the future, with funds benefiting Susan G. Komen For The Cure. Log onto www.mlb.com for more details.
Following Sunday's game, the Dodgers will host a Mother’s Day 'Walk In The Park.' Women and their children are invited to stroll around the warning track shortly after the Astros. The walk will start at the center field gate in Parking Lot G.
For more information on any of these events, please call the Dodgers’ Public Relations Department at (323) 224-1301.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, pioneers in sport and world culture, are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2008. In that period, they have won more games, more pennants, and more World Series than any other club in the National League. Since the start of the modern era in baseball, the Dodgers of Brooklyn and Los Angeles, combined, have a cumulative attendance of more than 176 million, the highest total in the history of baseball or any other sport.
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